02' WR426 plated sell or part out??
Posted October 12, 2010 - 09:42 AM
Posted October 12, 2010 - 01:04 PM
Parting out a motorcycle is a HUGE job. Taking it apart is easy, but then comes the real work. Listing each item, boxing it up, shipping it. Do you have a commercial shipping account, because if you don't shipping charges will kill you and cut into your profit. Boxes and shipping supplies cost money too. So, in my mind parting it out might make you more money, but does it really in the long run?
Posted October 12, 2010 - 02:11 PM
Look on Ebay for the parts and what they are going for. These are rough guesses and what I remember from digging around on Ebay. Just go there and search for WR and 426 then sort through the 400 or so results. Make notes, and check condition. Figure each piece of the bike. Make a spreadsheet and put each piece in, then figure the time and costs with pulling it apart, cleaning it if you are going to do that, packing and shipping it all.
A good motor goes for 500 to 1000, just a head assembly goes for like 300.
Forks, 100 or so.
Wheels, 125 front and 200 rear
Tank not much, maybe 50 with the shrouds and petcock. Most people want a YZ tank for that model.
Plastics not much value, 10 bucks?
Skidplates (3 bottom ones) 20 bucks.
Swingarm 50 bucks
The oil lines are expensive to purchase new, but figure 15 or 20 bucks.
Radiators maybe 50 bucks
Rad hoses, 5 or 10 bucks
Triple upper and lower, maybe 20 bucks
Frame, 100 to 200 bucks. It is against Ebay rules to post that it is plated and stuff like that. You can try to be sneaky about it though.
"This frame has 500 miles on the streets of Michigan, message me about docs included" or something like that may work.
Wiring harness with light and kill switch, 45 bucks
Rear shock 80 bucks
Rear tail-light assembly 30 bucks
Headlight assembly 40 or 50 bucks
Also, keep in mind that those are asking prices on Ebay. You want to look at completed listings to see what stuff actually sold for.
Don't forget to count in a cut for Ebay, and an additional cut for Paypal.
Edited by mweitz, October 13, 2010 - 05:12 AM.
Posted October 13, 2010 - 08:25 AM